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Science Adventurers: Semester 2

(Ages 6-8) 12:30-1:45 PM Measurement, matter, and rocks

  • Ended
  • 305 US dollars
  • Irving Park Lutheran Church Gymnasium (diagonally across from church)

Service Description

IPHG is excited to bring to you this class from Quest in Science! This class provides an opportunity to participate in a hands-on science. The purpose of this enrichment program is to stimulate curiosity and interest in science through exciting experiments and activities. Each day, our busy scientists work together in small lab groups to perform experiments, test hypotheses, and gather and record data. They will keep a science folder for all their work related to our science studies that they can take home to share their adventures with friends and family! During our unit, students will explore topics in geology for 4 weeks during our Rockhounds class, and biology for the remainder of the semester during our Biomes and Insects class (see descriptions below): IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO HAVE TAKEN SEMESTER 1 TO TAKE SEMESTER 2. Rockhounds Students continue their study of geology to answer the questions, “Where do rocks come from? Where do they go? What are rocks made of? How do we describe and classify rocks? Where can we find rocks on Earth?” Students observe and manipulate a variety of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. They dissolve and create crystals and observe different crystal shapes in igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. They observe a sediment cylinder and find the layers and the sediments in the cylinder. Using sand, shells, and rocks, students make their own sediment. They learn the different ways that fossils can form and create their own simulated fossil. Biomes and Insects This class takes a look at biomes and explores the relationship between the physical environment and animal/plant survival. Students investigate how adaptations help animals survive in extreme environments. They study predator and prey relationships and dissecting an owl pellet. We then shift focus to the world of arthropods. We learn how to correctly identify an insect by examining various characteristics and investigate the many benefits insects provide. With this course, we hope to provide not only a greater understanding of our living world but a greater appreciation for it as well. * Cost of this class includes a material kit for each student. Note: While this class meets at IPHG, instruction is given virtually by trained science professionals. The instructor will teach via a large television in the front of the classroom. IPHG staff will be in the classroom to help the instructor facilitate the class.

Cancellation Policy

We keep our classes small to enhance learning outcomes. Because of this, it is important that our classes are filled up with students that are committed to the class.  If you have questions about a class, please contact us prior to signing up to make sure the class will meet your expectations.   Classes can ONLY be dropped within the first two weeks of the semester.  There is a $65 fee if dropped within the first week of class. There is an $80 fee if dropped within the second week of class. The remaining balance after dropping will be refunded. Classes CANNOT be dropped after the second week of scheduled classes. After the second week of scheduled classes no refund will be given.  To drop a class please email IPHG reserves the right to cancel any class. In the event IPHG cancels class is canceled before beginning, a credit to be applied for future semesters will be given. Credit will be for the value of the canceled class.

Contact Details

  • 4057 N Harding Ave, Chicago, IL, USA

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